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the role of first lady. >>> britain's newest royal couple, william and catherine are in california today, from ponies to celebrities, it promises to be a very busy day. >>> and the final shuttle has been launched into space. we will look ahead to what's next for nasa. >>> we begin this morning with the death of former first lady betty ford. she was 93 years old. ford was surrounded by family when she passed away last night. she became first lady back in 1974 when her husband gerald ford took over following the resignation of richard nixon. her greatest legacy may be the contribution she made against the battle against addiction. here what is president obama had to say about her passing. he says today we take comfort in the knowledge that betty and her husband former president gerald ford are together once more. michele and i send our thoughts and prayers to their children, michael, john, steven and susan. and this from flansy reagan. i was deeply saddened this afternoon when i heard of betty ford's death. she has been an inspiration to so many through her efforts to educate women about b
. after 168 years, the final edition of britain's news of the world hits newsstands today and bids farewell to its readers. this as the investigation into the paper's expanding phone hacking scandal continues. >>> hollywood royalty. william and kate take the polo ground by day and red carpet by night. all the details of their final star-studded night in america as we bid farewell to the future king and queen today sunday, we bid farewell to the future king and queen today sunday, june 10th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. not bad for a first trip to america. you got some polo, some red carpet, some celebrities, probably some free food, we should all be so lucky. >> probably got one of those great travel discount sites. >> i'm sure that is what it was. >> i hope they got some down time, though. southern california is a great place to just hang. >> they only had a couple days. there were a couple other states they visited. hopefully next time. >>> other news to get to
their fury at what happened. last week, let's remember, this was the biggest selling pap ner britain with an unrivaled reputation for journalistic scoop spots. the press itself fell silent this morning for the final time. and this is the last edition. so it has been a very long week on what we call fleet street here in britain. it's also been a very uncomfortable week for media boss rupert murdoch. >> reporter: for millions in britain, sunday morning involves a walk to the news agent to pick up "news of the world." a ritual their parents, grandparents, even great grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposie ing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and allegation of voice mail hacking. one paper has dubbed this britain's watergate. there is questions about standards in british journalism have been raised. three people have been arrested including the paper's former editor, once a key aide to
that country and keep britain and britain safe from another 9/11 or 7/7. thousands more including many civilians have risked their lives and hundreds have been injured fighting for the security of our nation. they were called to an international coalition involving 48 countries with a specific you and mandate working at the invitation of a democratically elected government. though there have been many difficult times we should be clear about what has been achieved. in 2009 my predecessor, the prime minister told this house that some three quarters of this serious terrorist plots against britain linked afghanistan and pakistan. we must always be on guard. i am advised this figure is significantly reduced. international forces have been bearing down on al qaeda and the taliban in pakistan and afghanistan. osama bin laden has been killed and al qaeda is significantly weakened. in afghanistan british and international forces have driven al qaeda from its bases and while it is too early to tell for certain initial evidence suggests we halted the momentum of the taliban insurgency in its hea
if this is britain's watergate. a story that began with a few facts was pursued by a few journalists, now a scandal enveloping one of the world's most powerful men. >>> we'll show you how the royal couple spent the afternoon in southern california. we'll tell you just how much a ticket to have lunch cost with the two of them. >>> around the bay area, the ocean air c ditioning absolutely free. right now around the bay area, look at our temperatures in san francisco. it's chilly out there. you need a jacket even though it's july. 70s inland now, what you can expect for the rest of the weekend includes even cooler weather on the way. [ male announcer ] try sizzler's new value menu! malibu chicken, flame broiled steak, or half dozen jumbo shrimp, plus endless salad bar... starting at just $9.99! at sizzler. >>> after 168 years in president business, one of britain's newspapers is shutting down for good. rupert murdoch's news of the world is emt broiled in allegations of phone hacking that many see as not only illegal, but unforgivable. >> reporter: as the scandal that brought down one of his best selli
television in britain. the business consequences of this scandal are still unfolding, but the legal consequences started unfolding years ago. in 2007, a "news of the world" editor and private investigator hired by the paper were jailed for the phone hacking. the editor, andy coulson denied knowing about the hacking but resigned anyway. david cameron then hired that editor, andy coulson, to be a communications director for them. last week he and another editor were arrested for hacking and bribery charges. told about the involvement in the scandal at the time cameron was hiring him. cameron announced an official inquiry. >> after listening carefully, we've decided the best way to proceed is with one inquiry, but in two parts. i can tell the house this inquiry will be led by one of the most senior judges in this country and under the 2005 inquiries act. newspaper reporters, management, pro -- barbara boxer, jay rockefeller and bob menendez have all called for investigations by the justice department and securities and exchange commission. the senators say they want to know if american
>> welcome to our program. we begin with the prime minister of great britain, david cameron, answering questions in the house of commons. we have an assessment from lionel barber, the editor of the "financial times," and london bureau chief, catherine mayer. >> it came up in yesterday's hearing, and it's willful blindness. that is to say those people who should have known but didn't ask the right questions, for whatever motive. that is the question that mrs. brooks has to answer. >> we continue this evening with the incredible story of one of the richest women in china, zhang xin. >> from the outside, i hear friends talk about the rise of china, the politicians knowing what they do. in fact, someone mo who ves, works in china, a different picture. chinese are complaining about the government. the government seems to be rolling out of the policies, and managing the everyday problems. and in terms of theconfence ofecoming a superpower, i see -- i just don't see that. >> we conclude this evening with investigative reporter and author ahony somers. he's written a book called "th
wife pleaded guilty and goes to prison. >>> the final copy of britain oppose the biggest tabloid hit the newsstands. the news of the world's issued a full-page apology. its owner rupert murdoch is in london trying to handle the crisis around his media empire. the sunday times reports more arrests are expected over the telephones hacking scandal. >>> nasa is word a piece of space junk may, close to atlantis and the international space station. the space junk is expected to make its closest approach on tuesday as the astronauts will be conducting a spacewalk. the shuttle crew will spend the next week on loading 7,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the international space station. >>> will and kate's no american tour is over. how was your first trip to the u.s.? >> thank you very much. >> after spending nine days in canada, they wrapped up their three-day stay in california. they visited zero in los angeles and then an inner-city academy of arts and participated in a polo match. then they stopped at a jobs fair for america -- for unemployed veterans. >> this is the last stop on ou
of great britain on his arm, and then the ambassador would come with the president's hostess on his arm, a wife if there was a wife. jefferson had the rule: he who is next to the door goes in first. this created a diplomatic flap because the ambassador of great britain was just outraged at this. c-span: again, you--you're writing about people who were born between 1776 and 1800. >> guest: yes. c-span: so the focus--the years that you're really focused of them being old enough to be involved, would be what? >> guest: well, i would say really the first three decades of the 19th century. c-span: 1800 to 1830? >> guest: mm-hmm. mm-hmm. i have material on the 1790s because it's a very tumultuous decade and it's important, and there are some of them who, by that time, are in their 20s. but, yes, most of the action. c-span: give us a profile on what the united states looked like in those 30 years: people, where they had come from, what their religion was. >> guest: well, to give a profile of a country that was as rambunctious as american society in those decades is going to be very hard. i can
of parliament in britain tomorrow, how serious is this moment for him and his company? >> it's dreadfully serious for rupert murdoch, his family and his company. the company itself i don't think is in jeopardy. it's the second or third largest media company in the world, but murdoch's aura of invincibility is gone. his lieutenants are apples falling from the tree. his argument it was a few rotten apples is discredited. it's really a barrel problem. he has to deal with that, and he knows in coming days, not just in his testimony tomorrow, but in coming days, there will be more apples that will be revealed to have been rotten. he has a lot to answer for. >> i can say from my experience, editing a newspaper for him and this was, five, six years before any of this phone hacking began, but certainly when i worked for him, he wanted his editors toagl of the things would you expect from a tabloid newspaper, but always to operate within the law. and i find it impossible, personally knowing the man, to think he would have known about law breaking on his newspapers, let alone condone it. >> it's no
of other countries and britain had to take on some of that and do it directly and do it very well. the town itself is going to be one of the first places in afghanistan to transition. is imminent already today that security is provided by afghans for afghans. having been there many times, i find that fact pretty staggering and encouraging and you should too. >> given that the raw material, high proportion of illegal drugs on britain streets starts in afghanistan at progress is being made in getting farmers to grow other things other than poppy and is the prime minister confident the afghan government will continue this work once we left? >> we are seeing progress on this. britain is invested in the wheat seed distribution project. one of the lessons of going to e country repeatedly in the last five years is if you want to doomething about poppy cultivation you can talk all you like about destroying crops. the real key is building roads because you have got to enable the afghans to get their produce toarket. if they don't have legitimate produce to get to legitimate market the drug dealers w
murdoch's newspapers in great britain now face their own accusations of appallinging wrong doing. their report target no less than the royal family and a former prime minister. in fact, gordon brown says the paper had links to criminals in order to hack into his bank accounts. and the medical records of his seriously ill son. meanwhile, members of parliament are demanding tough answers from police. how do they not uncover a hacking conspiracy that could mushroom to thousands of victims? let's get the latest from rivers live in london. they are asking murdoch and his son to testify? >> reporter: yeah. i mean, this is a pretty incredible development, inevitable, perhaps given the huge fury about the whole scandal. ruppert and rebecca brooks have been asked to appear before what is a select committee here which is a cross-party committee of members of parliament and can question people about a particular issue. the police involved in the current inquiry and in past inquiries have been questioned by a similar committee this morning. it's a pretty ferocious grilling that they get here
down a tabloid? now it is reaching britain's prime minister. >> the decision to hire them was mine and mine alone and i take full responsibility for it. >> this is the man he's talking about, david cameron's former press secretary arrested today. we'll tell you why coming up. >>> and the duke and duchess of cambridge ready for their close-up in america. and the paparazzi are ready for them. we're back in a moment. two hours to whiten. ♪ crest whitestrips two hour express. in just two hours you can have a noticeably whiter smile that lasts for months. ♪ hi. hi. where you guys headed? i think we're here. [ female announcer ] whitening without the wait. 3d white two hour express whitestrips...from crest. life opens up when you do. and try 3d white toothpaste and rinse. twenty-five thousand mornings, give or take, is all we humans get. we spend them on treadmills. we spend them in traffic. and if we get lucky, really lucky, it dawns on us to go spend them in a world where a simple sunrise can still be magic. twenty-five thousand mornings. make sure some of them are pure michigan. y
murdoch's media empire. the message is clear, both the u.s. and great britain are turning up the heat. >>> in china, a section of bridge collapses. sending a tourist bus plunging into the forest below and the death toll could get higher. >>> clock is ticking and tensions are soaring and if you want an idea how things heat are over the debt crisis, listen to this. president obama storms out of yesterday's meeting vowing he will veto any extension of the debt ceiling that is only short term. reports say he said to aeric cantor, quote, many could bring down my presidency. >>> the august 2nd deadline is looming and pessimism is growing. a major rating agency says it will review the nation' sterling bond rating for a possible downgrade. we are covering the angles of this all-important debt talk story. dan lothian at the white house with reaction to the extraordinary ratcheting up of tensions. ali velshi is giving us the bottom line on the economics. why should you care that u.s. bonds could face a brutal reality check? ali, let's start with you. a downgrade would be like seeing your person
be a streaming music app. there may be a new low for even britain's tabloids. newspaper has been accused of tacking into a timer's cell phone, jeep liesing. mark phillips on the country that very phid the country. >> it's britain's biggest sunday newspaper. selling 2 1/2 million copies by delivering skin and the skinny. some has notten by hacking into the voice mail accounts of famous victims like ericcap tan, hew grant and a member of crins william star. there is the intruce that we should see how outraged a nation. the news of the world not only hacked into the voice mail to hear desperate relatives trying to reach her, it deleted some messages to make room for others. so she was still alive dialing into her own voice mail. she was fobbed dead six months after her desperation. the family, which made heart wren les appears is distract. >> the idea is frightening simple. two phones. on one, you dial the number in question. then while it's busy, you dial the number again on the other phone. which immediately goes to soil mail. then simply a matter of dialing in the factory pin numbers o
. >>> now let's turn to the phone hacking scandal in britain where each day brings fresh revelations. tonight, scotland yard's lead investigator says there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie gosk has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brow
to authorities. >> wow, this may be a new low for even britain's tabloids. a newspaper has been accused of hacking into a teenager's cell phone jeopardizing a police investigation into her disappearance and subsequent death. mark phillips on the tactics that have horrified the country. >> it's britain's biggest sunday newspaper selling more than 2.5 million copies by delivering skin and skinny. scoops, some of what the news of the world has gotten by hacking into the voice mail accounts by mcjager, gwyneth paltrow, tony blair, and a member of prince william's staff. but it is the intrusion into the voice mail of millie doweller that outraged a nation. the news of the world not only hacked into milly's voice mail to hear desperate relatives trying to reach her, it deleted messages to make room for others and so gaffe her family false hope she was still alive, dialing into her own voice mail. he was found six months left. >> the family, which had made heart rending appeals is distraught. >> the technique for hacking into voice mall accounts is frightening limb pl. all it takes is two p
the celebrations. and although the blood has been pulled on britain's most scandalous newspaper, hacking continues. >> america will continue the dream with the space shuttle liftoff. >> the u.s. space program reaches the end of an era with hundreds of thousands watching on. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. just an hour ago, the world welcomed a new nation when the republic of south sudan officially regained -- officially gained its independence. it comes after a brutal civil war and a peace deal with the south and north. celebrations are already under way, but there are huge challenges, including continued violence along the border. >> the final march 2 independence. i will never leave my land until i die, the song heard throughout the decades of war with north sudan. and now they have their land and south sudan is born. ♪ [singing] ♪ >> with a little help the reverse of the brand new national anthem. -- they rehearse the brand new national anthem. because of the war, south sudan will start out as one of the poorest nations on the planet. >> when we were ru
edition of britain's "news of the world" on the stands rupert murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed it after news that they hacked the phone of a teenager who was dead. >>> a strong earthquake rocked japan's northeastern quake. today's 7.1 tremor prompted tsunami add advisories later canceled. there are no reports of injuries or damage. >>> china no longer a rising world power. instead china has arrived. those words today from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen in beijing in a four-week visit. china's growing military strength comes with an obligation to the world. >> greater military power must come greater responsibility, greater cooperation and just as important, greater transparency. without these things the expansion of military power in your region rather than making it more secure and stable, could have the opposite effect. >> this china trip is one of admiral mullen's final acts as joint chiefs chairman. he retires this fall. now to the white house where in just four hours, heated deficit reduction talks could further in
-coverage or visit travelers.com. >>> the scandal shaking up the murdoch empire in britain has now reached this shores with some asking whether news corp's activity here in the united states should be scrutinized. today frank lautenberg submitted a letter to the attorney general where he wrote the limited information already reported in this case raises serious questions about the legality of the conduct of news corporation and its subsidiaries under the fcpa. he goes on to say further investigation may reveal that current reports only scratch the surface of the problems at news corporation. accordingly, i am request that doj and the s.e.c. examine these circumstances and determine whether u.s. laws have been violated. the senator's letter mirrors similar outrage from senator rockefeller from west virginia and senator robert menendez of new jersey and today brought news that murdoch abandoned his bid to take over british sky broadcasting. the question remains how much power should one media baron have. joining us now is stephanie gosk. the withdrawal to the bskyb bid is a blow to rupert mu
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britain, read the declaration of independence. they say why they did it. i had no reason to doubt thomas jefferson. well, the south carolinians of 1860, um, did the same thing. and if you go through it, it's kind of boring, but, you know, it says that south carolina's now resumed her separate and equal place among the nations. and then they start talking about the fugitive slave law. they say, you know, we signed this compact, the constitution, and the constitution -- and this is very embarrassing -- but in the fourth article of the constitution it says no person held to service or labor in one state under the laws thereof escaping into another shall in consequence of any law be discharged from such service which is a way of saying if slaves run away, you have to give them back. that's in the constitution. so that was a bargain that the southern states had made at the constitutional convention which, obviously, they took very seriously. now, the fact that i'm arguing about what they did doesn't mean i agree with them, i want to make that very clear. but it seems like no one is really spe
in a widening scandal over in britain. how far will this go? joining us, u.s. senator barbara boxer from california. do you think the fbi should investigate the newscorp and rupert murdoch? >> absolutely and senator jay rockefeller, chairman of the committee of which i am a senior member, he joined me and we asked for an investigation by the department of justice and the security and exchange commission. listen, chris, there are two laws that really may be implicated here, that may have been broken here. one is the foreign corrupt practices act that passed in the '70s. one is the so-called wiretap act. and american corporations can't break american laws, and rupert murdoch, according to reports, became an american citizen. his corporation is american, because he wanted to be able to own tv stations. well, the fact is, you have to abide by american law. >> let me ask you, do you believe in he bribed foreign officials? isn't that what we're talking about? his corporation? >> well, it's not a question of whether i believe it. the reports are coming out of britain that, in fact, police were
reports for wjz, the country is outraged, and britain's prime minister is now doing damage control. >>> britain's prime minister is trying to distance himself from the scandal that has taken down one of the best-selling tabloids. police have arrested david cameron's friend and former top aide andy schoolson. on suspicion he was charged with intercepting cell phones. >>> after phone hacking allegations forced him to resign from the paper in 2007. >> the decision to harm was mine and might be alone. and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: police also arrested clive goodman, a former top news of the world reporter. more arrests could be coming with allegations the paper didn't just hack the phones of celebrities and royals but crime victims and fallen soldiers. trying to contain the fallout, the prime minister announced two separate probes and promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch? >> rupert murdoch sits on top of the media enterprise that runs news of the world. >> reporter: the news of the world has been an institution in britain for 168
of its own outside of britain, then people may watch fox stations less. they may read news corporation's newspapers less often. that could have lasting repercussions. >> reporter: another former editor of "the news of the world," is rebekah brooks, now murdoch's editor in britain. she still has her job, despite calls for a dismissal. she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually, it will c ce out, why things went wrong and who was responsible. and that will be -- that will be another very, very difficult moment in this company's history. >> reporter: with a comment like that, it is clear the scandal will not be dying with the paper. it's fair to say there's a lot of reporters, managers, politicians and police, wondering if and when they will be facing criminal charges. david? >> jeffrey kofman in london. jeffffy, thank you. >>> while the closing of that british newspaper is the headline dominating the news in london, it's a part of britain making headlines here. the future king and queen are in this country. british royalty meeting hollywood royalty tonight. prince william
over a relative's health and fighting with the caregivers. >>> another arrest in britain's phone hacking scandal. this one apparently a surprise even to the woman arrested. >>> and -- >> it's the world's largest animal. 110-foot animal. you realize how small you actually are when you're next to one. >> we'll share a glimpse of the blue whales off san francisco trying to spot.at hours tryi tspot. whoa!! the really big chicken sandwich combo is back! and it's as big as ever. i'm gonna jump it! you can't jump that! it's two chicken patties, topped with bacon, and melting cheese plus seasoned curly fries and a drink for only $3.99! what do you know? your only a baby! vrrrrooooom! i'm t-rex and i came out of extinction cuz i heard the combo was back! and that got a million hits? yep. why do we even make commercials anymore? 'cause you like to be in them. >>> women's world cup action took the bay area and much of the country by storm this afternoon with a dramatic finish. thousands of bay area families and soccer fans gathered at civic center plaza in san francisco to watch the u.s. ta
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